What’s the S&P 500 Without Its FAANGs?

Given the sheer size of “mega cap stocks”—being Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon (AMZN), Alphabet (GOOG & GOOGL), Meta Platforms (FB), Tesla (TSLA), NVIDIA (NVDA), and formerly Netflix (NFLX)—most portfolios carry noteworthy exposure to these companies.  And so it’s worth asking: how would the S&P 500, and most of our portfolios, have performed without these … Continued

How Long Does it Take Tech Stocks to Recover From a Crash? with Ben Carlson

This post originally appeared on Ben Carlson’s A Wealth of Common Sense on 2/20/22. Follow Ben on Twitter @awealthofcs for more!  —— From 1990 through the end of 1999, Microsoft’s share price went from around 60 cents to almost $60. That was a gain of nearly 10,000%, good enough to turn $10k into $1 million. Not bad. Then the … Continued

Turning a $10K Investment into $39M with Austin Lieberman

FEATURING SOCIAL CAPITAL’S EMERGING MANAGER, AUSTIN LIEBERMAN, @LiebermanAustin ​​A $10,000 Investment in Microsoft in 1986 is Worth $39 Million Today! I hate these headlines. But let’s play along.. A $10,000 investment in Microsoft on November 3, 1986 held through November 29, 2021 is worth $38.9 million today. That’s a 389,000% return compared to a measly 4,270% return … Continued

The Earnings Season Playbook

Earnings season rolls around four times a year and brings with it a frenzy of information. The beats and misses, EPS and revenue, excitement and uncertainty all combine for a dizzying few weeks. Don’t get us wrong, it’s important information. Whether it’s a huge swing or a minor movement, earnings announcements make more information available … Continued

Product Update: New & Improved Timeseries Analysis

YCharts’ Timeseries Analysis tool enables you to access, format, and export historical stock, mutual fund, and ETF metrics, as well as economic indicators. Because Timeseries Analysis is a vital resource for data-driven investment decisions, YCharts has updated the tool’s interface to better serve our users. In-depth investment research often requires large data sets with multiple … Continued

Impact Investing – 4 Things You Need To Know

1. ESG and SRI — How they’re different Environmental issues are more relevant (and trendy) than ever. Protecting and preserving the environment has become a focal point in modern politics — and it’s slowly but surely creeping into the investing world. Situations like the BP (BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the … Continued